Number of guns stolen out of vehicles has decreased

WATCH: Number of guns stolen out of vehicles has decreased

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The number of weapons stolen out of cars and vehicles have started to drop.

More than 1,200 firearms have been stolen out of cars in the past two years, according to MPD.

But that number has dropped significantly.

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From January to November 960 guns were stolen out of vehicles.

One reason why the number has dropped is because Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings demanded responsible gun owners secure their weapons when left in their vehicles.

Below is data from the past 6 years for the number of guns stole from vehicles.

2013 358
2014 459
2015 585
2016 816
2017 1214
2018 1273
2019 960 (ytd 11/19)

Director Rallings said he will try for a second time to have state law makers in Nashville pass a bill to fine gun owners who leave their weapons unsecured, and they got stolen.

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